The FNB Wines2Whales entries open on Thursday February 14, at 9am. Riders who took part in any of the 2018 events will have 24 hours to beat the rush though, as entries open for them at 9am on Wednesday February 13. Entrants can choose from three entry options. The standard tent entry includes a two person tent per rider, while for those requiring more comfort there is a luxury tent option. Riders wishing to stay off-site in one of the Elgin Valley’s many bed and breakfasts can select the “meals only” entry option without a tent in the race village. The route starts on Lourensford Wine Estate, then goes up the Gantouw Pass, through the Elgin Valley to Oak Valley Wine Estate then descends to the Indian Ocean and finishes at Hermanus. There are three events over 10 days: W2W Chardonnay from Friday October 25 to Sunday October 27; W2W Pinotage from Tuesday October 29 to Thursday October 31, and W2W Shiraz from Friday November 1 to Sunday November 3. Entry per team costs R13 250 (no tent), R14 950 (standard tent), and R20 950 (luxury tent). For details, visit www.wines2whales.com Pictured are riders at the 2018 event.